Lichen Branch Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-068-B

Lichen Branch Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Lichen Frond
Moss Spores
Lichen Branch
Lichen Cup

Isn’t this macro shot that Doug took of some different types of lichen on a branch, so cool looking? It’s like he discovered an alien life form that is reaching out its tentacles analyzing the Earth’s atmosphere.

For all you geo trackers, he found this particular specimen at a Washington State rest stop up in the mountains on Highway 2… about where Route 207 heads north to Lake Wenatchee.

This is not the first time Doug has photographed a plant specimen that reminded me of something alien and extraterrestrial… as you may recall from this previous Odd Seed Pod Color Palette.

Also… if you thought that my lichen plant color inspiration idea sounds familiar, it may be because of this previous post… Alpine Lichen Palette.

Any who… I fell in love with the colors in this Lichen Branch photo and just had to use it as  inspiration for the upcoming Vol-068 B-Series, January 2014 color palette. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Lichen Branch Palette by Polymer Clay TutorEveryone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of January 2013:

  • Lichen Frond (Recipe 068-1B)
  • Moss Spores (Recipe 068-2B)
  • Lichen Branch (Recipe 068-3B)
  • Lichen Cup (Recipe 068-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Lichen Frond is a strange and wonderful soft yellow green, which is the main color of this particular lichen plant. Moss Spores is the name I gave for the pale green color in the highlights of the larger lichen on this branch. Lichen Branch is the soft gray with the greenish cast, which is the color of the lower profile tree-hugging lichen, covering the branch. And Lichen Cup is the dark earthy brown of the inside of the Lichen Spore Cups… a rich contrasting color to the softer shades in the rest of this color palette.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-068 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-068 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of January, then click here: Speed Boat Palette

I love the color mixing info and I can’t believe how perfect my sunflower beads turned out. They look so real thanks for the mix recipe. ~Daisy-S

I would be one sad girl if I were to miss any of Cindy’s beautiful colour sets. I have gotten in the habit of religiously responding to emails first thing every morning… of course on Fridays I am very tempted to skip to Cindy’s email, but I force myself to read them all in order. Then I save the B-series first (actually to my hard drive AND to a separate USB drive, just in case LOL). Only then do I wander over to the members-only section. I am happy to say I have never “forgotten” any recipes with this habit. When I am ready to mix clay colours I also have a little notebook to do my calculations as I make very small samples, just for reference, since I don’t buy much Premo brand. I save my baked colour samples in the same notebook to have for comparison. ~Monique-U

An awesome photo, Doug. It reminds me of a vacation along the rugged coast of Maine and two shipwrecks we explored at that time many years ago. The colors did not compare to what you have captured here. Would love to be able to step inside this photo. Cindy, you continue to capture the colors so beautifully. Looking forward to what your creative artistic mind will bring forward and share with us. ~Joyce-F


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  1. Petrina Battaglia, 30 December, 2013

    Hi Cindy,

    First let me thank you for your wonderful YouTube videos–very informative and motivational.

    I am about to purchase PYM II and just spoke with the lovely gentleman who makes the product, which is on sale until tomorrow. I was wondering if you could let me know which you prefer using–the 12 oz. aerosol or the 6 oz. spray? I would like to order today if possible and your answer will be appreciated.

    PS–Happy New Year!

  2. Cindy Lietz, 30 December, 2013

    Hi Petrina, both versions of PYMII (aerosol or pump) work just as well as the other. If you are doing large areas or several pieces at a time, the aerosol works best because it is a continuous spray. The pump spray creates a very fine mist which works great to coat small pieces in one shot. It really depends on your budget and what you are using it for. SO choose which ever one works best for you.

    Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Marianne H, 31 December, 2013

    Happy New Year to all of the PCT Family!!!!

    Best wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2014!


  4. Dixie Ann, 01 January, 2014

    Hi Cindy, love the new color palette for January. It does look a little alien for sure but that just gets my creative juices going for a project that would work well in these colors. Starting out the New Year with a terrific color palette, clay friends and a great tutor, well you just can’t ask for more than that. Thanks to you, Doug and the kids for another wonderful year of videos, tips, tutorials and awesome help.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 01 January, 2014

    A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too, Dixie Ann! Hope it was a fun one! Thank you for all you support and for just being your wonderful self! Hope 2014 brings you joy, health and prosperity!!!

  6. Natalie Herbin, 02 January, 2014

    Happy NewYear to everyone. May this year bring health and happiness to al my fellow PC ers.
    Just want everyone to know that Micheals is having a sale on Premo – 4 for $6 until Sat…. I was going to by more but I must have at least or close to 100 pkgs already …. I am busy working on my website got the first 3 pages of intro done …need more twking on it bit I would like any input I can get from my fellow pcer’s …. I do have a picture of me.. So Dixie if you go to it you can see what I look like — doesn’t that just seem logical since everyone calls me Safti– which means my grandma( should have been spelled with a V instead of F but I guess my hearing was off when I first heard the word…. Me good thing about it… It’s different and no one will steal the name!
    I did sell some of my creations outright to a toy Botique in town…. She told 6 hair barrettes … 6 little snowmen pins( I used the small premo cutter for it and put it on red glitter circle– snowman glows in the dark ) and 6 covered pens…. I made my own cards to attach them to. Using the fancy scissors I had bought for my granddaughters a few years ago. When I do a craft show I usually place the barrettes on a ribbon like was shown in one of your visit to a fellow pcer… It felt great getting paid up front…. Wasn’t sure what to charge… She said that usually people get half of what they want so that the store owed could double the price…I lowered slightly so when she adds her amount to it it does not price it out of the market.. When I sent in the next day to get the cash…. She had my snowman pins right in cent on her counter in a dish… Right spot for impulse buying… Charges only $3 for the snowman… They were only a total of an inch…. Figured it was a good gesture to make that a reason price so that it would sell and people might come back for other items made by Safti’s Creations…. I forgot to bring the snowman ornaments that I made from your tut… Guess I’ll hold that til next year …. Now I’m trying to see if she wants anything. For Valentines Day… Right. Now we are in the beginning of our first snow storm of the winter … It’s supposed to be 6- 10 inches… So I’ll spend tomorrow working on my website…doing it on godaddy but should have done Etsy… Well you live and learn… I do have links posted in my contact section so people can go my Facebook and Flickr account… On d I get this one do .. I’ll do artsy and add it as a link on my website …. Well I’ve taken too much of everyone’s time ( I do love to talk and this is close to it for me with you guys …
    Again Happy NewYear

  7. Dixie Ann, 02 January, 2014

    Hi Natalie,
    I tried to visit your new website but your link does not work. Maybe some misspelling there? If you are wondering what to price some of your clay items, a good place to look is Etsy. Just type in Polymer Clay and you will find hundreds of items to sort through. It will give you a general idea of what others are selling their stuff for. You could also look on Artfire Glad to hear you found a local boutique to sell some of your things. That’s always exciting. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! You go girl!!

  8. Karonkay, 02 January, 2014

    More wonderful colors. I have worn myself out searching here for just the right colors for my next big project. But as always you have come through with “flying colors”. Lol. I am so excited for this year. I think it will be a wonderous year filled with creativity and learning.
    I am now so far far behind on printing the color cards, I had to use the search feature to find the perfect ones. I will post pictures when I am just a bit further along.
    And am eagerly awaiting instructions on the next tut. Unlike my usual self I have an idea brewing …….hurry.

  9. Dixie Ann, 02 January, 2014

    Okay Karonkay, I have just got to know, did you make those blackberries you posted on Facebook out of Polymer Clay? They sure look scrumptious!

  10. Karonkay, 02 January, 2014

    You made me laugh out loud! All here in my house are thinking I have lost my mind. Yup, they are premo. They do look even better in person. The really cool thing is they feel like blackberries before they are baked. As I was putting the pins in for baling My sweet hubby said that he expected my hands to be stained with the blackberry juice.

  11. Dixie Ann, 02 January, 2014

    WOW, those are the neatest things I have seen yet.
    They are so real looking, you just want to take a handful and eat them! Are they close to size or did you make them oversized and how in the world did you make them?

  12. Karonkay, 02 January, 2014

    They are berry size. They look just like the ones I picked in Portland Or when we lived there. So round and juicy we loved them.Not sure if they grow here as well. That is one thing I miss. But I do not miss all the rain. They are actually part of a larger project. But I could not resist the small tease of just posting the berries.

  13. Karonkay, 02 January, 2014

    LOL, I wondered where what I was typing went. Did not see it til it posted. It takes me forever to type and find all the words on this computer. They seem to be possessed and just go wherever. The words fly away and land almost anywhere. I try to flag them down and put them all back in order but sometimes I cannot find them.Sorry.

  14. Karonkay, 02 January, 2014

    And now that post disappeared and you all think I really have lost my mind.
    The berries are actual size and look like the ones we picked in Portland Ore.
    They are for a larger project but could not resist posting just the berries.

  15. Christine S, 15 January, 2014

    Hi Cindy,
    I’ve just discovered your website and appreciate all the recipe information you give and your YouTube videos are wonderful. My question is as I am not a member yet but will be, is it not possible to download ANY of the past recipes you’ve given, for instance, the December, 2013 palette and further back.
    Also, I’m usually working on Friday’s and cannot be home on Friday mornings to download the palettes as you’ve stated. Are they ONLY available in the morning or can they still be available to download in the evening when I get home?

  16. Cindy Lietz, 15 January, 2014

    Hi Christine,

    Welcome to the PcT Commmunity :-)

    Glad to hear you are enjoying the videos and the color recipes. Thanks for letting me know.

    The links for the complimentary B-recipes in the Friday Newsletter Emails, are available for at least a couple of weeks. So you will have lots of time to download them.

    And so that you know… each of the B-recipes do end up cycling through the newsletter twice. This gives you a second chance to download ones that you may have missed on the first pass (like the Dec 2013 ones for example)… when they circle ‘round again.

    I do sell back issues of color recipe cards as well… by special request. You can send me an email, or use my contact form, for more info if that is of interest.

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